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Quality Core Curriculum Standards
Grade 5  Science
1
   Standard: Asks questions ,makes and keeps records,classifies objects and events, communicates with others, uses evidence to construct explanations, organizes data into tables and charts for interpretation.

2
   Standard: Uses encyclopedias, science reference magazines, books and other media to obtain information related to science concepts.

4
   Standard: Actively engages in the learning process via hands-on/minds-on science activities and experiences. Uses appropriate tools to collect and analyze data and solve problems.

5
   Standard: Describes atomic structure of and relationship between atoms, elements, molecules and compounds.

7
  Standard: Recognizes that elements can be organized in a systematic way(introduction to the periodic chart)

9
  Standard: Identifies modern material produced as the result of chemical research(plastics, polymers, kevlar, and optic fibers). Selects a topic or area to research using various media resources.

16
    Standard: Increases vocabulary to reflect a growing range of interests and knowledge.

32
    Standard: Reads for understanding and rereads as needed for clarification, self correction, and further comprehension.

34
    Standard: Demonstrates comprehension when reading a variety of literary forms.

39
    Standard: Uses correct spelling for frequently used sight vocabulary.

42
    Standard: Writes selections of three or more paragraphs about a topic.

43
    Standard: Writes about self-selected topics.

45
    Standard: Applies correct principles of grammar, parts of speech, and usage and mechanics.

46
    Standard: Communicates ideas by using the writing process PREWRITING.

47
    Standard: Increases writing vocabulary.

48
    Standard: Uses descriptive words and phrases.

50
    Standard: Uses available technology to assist in writing.

58
    Standard: Uses alphabetical order to locate information.

59
    Standard: Uses the media center and available technology as sources of information and pleasure.

60
    Standard: Uses dictionaries, thesauri, atlases, almanacs, periodicals, and encyclopedias to locate information.

61
    Standard: Uses  guide words to locate information.

62
    Standard: Locates information using the appropriate reference resources.

63
    Standard: Lists sources from which information is gathered, including author, title, publisher/producer, place of publication, and copyright date.

64
    Standard: Uses research process by:
-choosing topic
-formulating questions
-identifying key words
-selecting sources
-skimming
-paraphrasing
-note taking
-organizing
-presenting.

66
   Standard: Develops a simple outline from a short selection.

67
   Standard: Use cross references in multiple types of sources.